Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda "Reine De Mai" 1 of 5
Parmigiani Fleurier showcases its commitment to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with this the Tonda Reine de Mai. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the ﬂowers found there, it merges Parmigiani Fleurier’s dedication to in-house manufacturing, ﬁne ﬁnishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sandblasting, and marquetry.
Model: Tonda Reine De Mai
Material: Rose gold
Dimensions: 36 mm; 9.9 mm
Caseback: Sapphire crystal display case back
Dial: Mother-of-pearl, comprised of 23 different marquetry elements
Power Reserve: 50 Hours
Water Resistance: 30 Meters
Bracelet / Strap: 18ct Rose gold; diamond set
Lug Width: N/A
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Since 1994, our values have always been to present and curate genuine and authentic products for our customers. At Greenwich Time, we are committed to carrying only products we would proudly purchase and own ourselves. With many fantastic choices on the market, we let our own tastes determine what we carry here in the shop.
This Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Reine De Mai meets our discerning standards for quality and style.
Michel Parmigiani, a young watchmaker and restorer, opens "Mesure et Art du Temps,” a traditional workshop devoted to restoring antique timepieces.
The sandoz family foundation
Parmigiani Fleurier is created and officially inaugurated at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne on May 29, 1996
birth of the manufacture
The company embarks on a journey to become a true manufacture. In May of 1999, the Sandoz Family Foundation acquires Les Artisans Boîtiers, a workshop that melds precision manufacturing with manual craftsmanship to produce high-end watch cases.
Acquisition of Atokalpa and Elwin
Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center expands with the integration of Atokalpa, a manufacturer of trains, pinions, and microgears. By 2005, the company is able to industrially produce balance wheels and springs, pallet forks, and escapement wheels. Elwin, a leader in precision bar turning, joins the same year, supplying all the hardware for mechanical movements.
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier is born
In January 2003, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier is created to furnish high-end movements for Parmigiani Fleurier watches at the highest level of technicality and finishing. Its research and development department is tasked with producing a vast range of complicated calibers.
Creation of Quadrance et Habillage
In December 2005, the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center expands with the creation of Quadrance et Habillage, a specialist maker of watch dials with unmatched expertise in guilloché épargnage, electroplating, transfers, and engraving.
Michel Parmigiani’s 60th
The ultra-slim Tonda 1950 is released in 2010; introducing the PF700 series of calibers. Its name evoking the year of the founder’s birth and its design embodying his most fundamental aesthetic principles.
Unveiling the Hippologia
The maison unveils a table clock and automaton representing a mare and her foal galloping across the desert. This unique piece combines the expert craftsmanship of watchmaking, automaton creation, crystal work, and numerous decorative arts.
THE TONDA GT
Parmigiani Fleurier launches the Tonda GT. That same year, the maison wins the Innovation Prize at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix with the Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar, the first wristwatch based on the Islamic lunar calendar.